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  • Question

  • I have just installed vs2005, I have a demo program from a third party on how to program thier device. but when I open it in the designer, and it was designed with 2005. I get many errors implying that I either need to change where the project is looking for files or indicating I did not install or setup correctly.

    The demo program was written in C#

    the first error I get is

    Warning 1 The designer could not be shown for this file because none of the classes within it can be designed.  0 0

    for example for all references I get error message saying that it can't find componet

    Warning 7 The referenced component 'System.Deployment' could not be found.
    Warning 10 The referenced component 'System.Xml' could not be found.

     

    This is what shows in about for vs2005 professional

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
    Version 8.0.50727.867  (vsvista.050727-8600)
    Microsoft .NET Framework
    Version 2.0.50727 SP2

    Installed Edition: Professional

    Microsoft Visual Basic 2005   77626-009-0000007-41026
    Microsoft Visual Basic 2005

    Microsoft Visual C# 2005   77626-009-0000007-41026
    Microsoft Visual C# 2005

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005   77626-009-0000007-41026
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005

    Microsoft Visual J# 2005   77626-009-0000007-41026
    Microsoft Visual J# 2005

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Applications   77626-009-0000007-41026
    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Applications

    Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005   77626-009-0000007-41026
    Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005

    Microsoft Web Application Projects 2005   77626-009-0000007-41026
    Microsoft Web Application Projects 2005
    Version 8.0.50727.867

    Crystal Reports    AAC60-G0CSA4B-V7000AY
    Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2005


    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU Service Pack 1 (KB926601)  
    This service pack is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU.
    If you later install a more recent service pack, this service pack will be uninstalled automatically.
    For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926601

    Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU (KB2465367)  
    This Security Update is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU.
    If you later install a more recent service pack, this Security Update will be uninstalled automatically.
    For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2465367

    Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU (KB937061)  
    This Security Update is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU.
    If you later install a more recent service pack, this Security Update will be uninstalled automatically.
    For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937061

    Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU (KB971023)  
    This Security Update is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU.
    If you later install a more recent service pack, this Security Update will be uninstalled automatically.
    For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971023

    Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU (KB971090)  
    This Security Update is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU.
    If you later install a more recent service pack, this Security Update will be uninstalled automatically.
    For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971090

    Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU (KB973673)  
    This Security Update is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU.
    If you later install a more recent service pack, this Security Update will be uninstalled automatically.
    For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973673

    Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU (KB932232)  
    This Update is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU.
    If you later install a more recent service pack, this Update will be uninstalled automatically.
    For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932232

    • Moved by Andrew.Wu Friday, May 20, 2011 10:38 AM (From:Visual Studio Setup and Installation)
    Friday, May 13, 2011 4:02 PM

All replies

  • It sounds like the demo project is corrupt.

    You should contact the "third party" to report your issue and ask for technical support.

    Saturday, May 14, 2011 3:07 PM
  • Hi Brian_Harris,

    Welcome to the MSDN Forum.

    Like pvdg42 said, seems like this issue is caused by the demo project itself.

    To eliminate the possibility of Visual Studio IDE's problem, would you please create a new C# project in Visual Studio, then edit, build, debug, publish the project to see if any error occurs. If not, I would suggest you to contact the demo's publisher to get better support.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    Best Regards


    Andrew Wu [MSFT]
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    Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:30 AM